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Entiat - Slide Ridge, few deer and hunters
« on: October 17, 2017, 02:14:18 PM »
Been up in Entiat/Slide Ridge and it is slower than it has ever been since I have been hunting here.  Not only are we not seeing any deer a lot of the camps are already empty.  Wind is blowing about 50mph steady right now...

Any thoughts on how to hunt when the wind is blowing like a hurricane?  :dunno:


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Re: Entiat - Slide Ridge, few deer and hunters
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2017, 02:27:26 PM »
blowing like crazy down in town too but forecast is calming this afternoon and evening. Just walk with your binos and be ready for tomorrow morning. Good luck
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Re: Entiat - Slide Ridge, few deer and hunters
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2017, 02:27:44 PM »
If you were in 50 mph wind, where would you be? I would think I'd be on the lee side of slope, with big timber overhead and brush below for thermal cover on a southern aspect for increased warmth. I'm no deer though!


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Re: Entiat - Slide Ridge, few deer and hunters
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 09:21:38 PM »
I would take the advice of those who vacated already.  Not trying to be negative, but the valleys deer population is way down. I would look to another area while there's  still time.  :twocents:
 

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Re: Entiat - Slide Ridge, few deer and hunters
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2017, 09:26:26 PM »
If you were in 50 mph wind, where would you be? I would think I'd be on the lee side of slope, with big timber overhead and brush below for thermal cover on a southern aspect for increased warmth. I'm no deer though!


 :yeah: if there are deer in there, during a stiff wind, this is where they’ll be. I love hunting in a deafening wind. :twocents:
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Re: Entiat - Slide Ridge, few deer and hunters
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2017, 09:31:29 PM »
Yea figures this was year I drew !   :chuckle:  Scouted two weeks ago and saw very little.  Hoping there is something left to migrate but wondering from where - there are almost no deer in the Bumping/Nile area maybe further north has better luck. 

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Re: Entiat - Slide Ridge, few deer and hunters
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2017, 03:01:12 AM »
last time i drew entiat it was blowing almost 70mph.  We hunted way down low to get out of it and got into a few bucks. When we got back to camp up on a ridge it was litteraly destroyed everything was in a giant ball pushed up against the trailer. We packed and left.  Id hunt low as yo can get

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Re: Entiat - Slide Ridge, few deer and hunters
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2017, 06:56:46 PM »
best time to hunt is after a storm :twocents:

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Re: Entiat - Slide Ridge, few deer and hunters
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2017, 07:22:33 PM »
Did the Entiat get snow today?  Been snowing like crazy here in swakane unit at 3000 feet elevation and higher... same for Chiwawa

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Re: Entiat - Slide Ridge, few deer and hunters
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2017, 08:32:32 PM »
ya talked to my buddy that lives up the entiat, and it was snowing this morning when he left for work

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Re: Entiat - Slide Ridge, few deer and hunters
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2017, 08:37:23 PM »
Was gonna start in Entiat on the 10th but may have to bump up if snow keeps up.

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Re: Entiat - Slide Ridge, few deer and hunters
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2017, 08:52:30 PM »
There are going to be some camps up there that will have a hard time getting everything out.
4500' elevation has at least 12" right now, prolly "feet" up higher.

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